Wednesday, September 23, 2009

P I E

my girl and i, we made a pie.
she looked so sweet in one of my aprons all wrapped around her twice.
flour on her face, and hands, and arms, and floor, because the best messes make the most delicious pies.  at least that's our theory and we are sticking to it!   ;) i consider myself more of a cook than a baker.  i generally short cut where i can.  but hand picked apples some how deserved a little more effort from me.  so i pulled out my mom's crust recipe and gave it a whirl.  it looked rough at first, a tad too thick in places perhaps, but when it baked,  ohhhhhhh  it was golden.  perfectly golden and flaky like a pie of my dreams.  the extra effort was well worth it.  and besides we wouldn't have been able to make a big mess if i had bought store crust.  what fun would that be???  after dinner we ate it warm from the oven with a dip of vanilla ice cream....  mmmmmmm.
not much a dent was made in our apple bounty though. 
this pie used 6 macs and 2 granny smiths
also subtract the various apples i keep finding around the house with "mysterious" bite marks out of them.....  still leaves me with a boat load of apples!    german pancakes for breakfast???  oh my belly....  ;)

13 comments:

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Wonderful.

We have so many apples we don't know what to do wtih them, apple sauce, apple pie filling, apple raspberry crumble, pumpkin apple cake... and we only have one tree!

Char said...

yum yum yum - the flour on her cheek was so precious that I squeeked.

you're making me want a pie

mrs boo radley said...

So lovely! Great new header, too.

Cinnamon oats and apples this morning here in the PNW...

Jen said...

you biatch, you have fall already! and I'm sweating my buns off dreaming of cooler days n pretty leaves...xo

gkgirl said...

mmmmmm...
this looks delicous...
:O)

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Mmmm!! I can't wait to pick apples and make all of those wonderful autumn goodies!! I can just smell them now!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

BostonGirl said...

Hi - I love the styling of your photos besides the fact that you have a beautiful family. Can you tell me how you get the color to be so dreamy?

Paula said...

Two words for you in terms of what to do with all those apples: APPLE BUTTER. It uses up a lot of them. I just made some this week, and now I'm trying to find more stuff to put it on. It's so ridiculously good.

jackie said...

Homemade crust!?? Bravo you two, the homemade crust still has me scared - I've only attempted it a couple of times.
Beautiful results ladies!

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Holly Istas said...

"pie" has been my 10 year old daughter's mantra for weeks now. she finally got one (pumkin) last week as part of our annual equinox celebration. you can read about it here: http://lunchlove.wordpress.com/
I think an apple pie is in my {near} future, though!

Papillon Sky Photography said...

I made a german pancake tonight after reading this post! It was delicious!!! Thanks for the idea!